Author in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,610

  • 1936-03-31 Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
  • 1936-04-03 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
  • 1936-05-15 Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
  • 1936-07-22 Tom Robbins, American author
  • 1936-08-07 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-11-06 K Schippers, [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author
  • 1936-11-20 Don DeLillo, American author
  • 1936-11-30 Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
  • 1937-01-01 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • 1937-02-15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1937-02-22 Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • 1937-04-09 Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • 1937-04-23 Victoria Glendinning, author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)
  • 1937-05-13 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
  • 1937-06-01 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • 1937-06-16 Erich Segal, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-06-18 Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • 1937-06-25 Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • 1937-08-12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-16 Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1937-09-17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-11-27 Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)
  • 1937-12-02 Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
  • 1937-12-15 John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)
  • 1938-01-02 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1938-01-17 John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • 1938-01-25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
  • 1938-02-12 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • 1938-02-22 Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • 1938-03-01 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • 1938-04-22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1938-04-30 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1938-08-25 Frederick Forsyth, author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File)
  • 1938-09-13 Judith Martin, author/journalist/columnist (Miss Manners)
  • 1938-11-09 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • 1938-12-28 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939-01-29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939-02-02 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • 1939-02-15 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • 1939-04-20 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • 1939-05-04 Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
  • 1939-05-17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • 1939-06-05 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, author, Joan's daughter (Mommie Dearest)
  • 1939-06-15 Brian Jacques, British author
  • 1939-07-02 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • 1939-07-24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • 1939-11-17 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)

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1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1939-12-18 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • 1939-12-30 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-13 Edmund White, American author
  • 1940-02-02 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • 1940-04-23 Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
  • 1940-04-24 Sue Grafton, American author
  • 1940-05-10 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940-05-24 Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)
  • 1940-06-22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940-07-14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • 1940-09-15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, US, sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • 1940-09-25 Timothy Severin, author/explorer
  • 1940-09-28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-27 Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author
  • 1940-11-21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1940-11-22 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1940-11-24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1941-02-01 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • 1941-02-19 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • 1941-02-28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941-03-23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1941-04-27 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • 1941-05-27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • 1941-06-23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • 1941-06-27 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • 1941-07-14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941-08-20 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author

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1941-10-04 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • 1941-11-15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • 1941-11-25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1941-12-25 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author

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